In a surprise mode, Halo Infinite Beta is available for us to play. While the game is currently in beta, it can be considered a release as your experience won’t end after the beta. When the beta ends on 8th Dec, it will mark the launch of the game. During the beta, there were fewer cases of the game crashing.
However, as the game launched yesterday, a lot of players have been complaining about issues that prevent them from launching the game. If you have encountered the Halo Infinite crashing at startup, crash mid-game, stuck on the loading screen, and long load times, the guide will help you.
Note: New solutions and content is added at the bottom of the post. Please go through the Alpha fixes as some of them are still relevant.
Fix Halo Infinite Crashing at Startup or Crash Mid-Game
Here are the solutions for fixing Halo Infinite crashing at startup, crashing mid-game, being stuck on the loading screen, or experiencing long load times.
1. Check for Conflicting Programs
Close unnecessary background applications, especially resource-intensive ones like antivirus software or firewalls, that could interfere with Halo Infinite.
2. Disable Full-Screen Optimizations
Disable full-screen optimizations for Halo Infinite by accessing its properties through a right-click on the game’s executable file or shortcut.
3. Disable In-Game Overlay
Disable in-game overlay features from programs like Discord or GeForce Experience before launching the game.
4. Verify the Integrity of Game Files
Use the game’s repair tool or verify the integrity of game files through the respective game platform (Steam, Microsoft Store, etc.) to check for and fix corrupted or missing files.
5. Check Your DLC
Ensure that any downloadable content (DLC) for Halo Infinite is properly installed and compatible with the game version you’re playing.
6. Check for System Updates
Keep your operating system and graphics card drivers up to date to prevent compatibility issues.
7. Scan and Repair Windows
Use the built-in Windows System File Checker (SFC) tool to scan and repair any corrupted system files that could affect the game.
8. Upgrade Your Graphics Driver
Update your graphics drivers to the latest version available from the manufacturer’s website to resolve issues related to outdated or corrupted drivers.
9. Perform a Clean Boot
Perform a clean boot of your system to identify and eliminate software conflicts that might be causing crashes. Follow your operating system’s instructions for this.
10. Disable Overclocking
Temporarily disable any system overclocking settings, as overclocking can lead to instability and crashes in some cases.
11. Check Windows Logs and System Requirements
Review Windows logs for crash details and ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements specified for the game.
12. BIOS Settings Adjustment
Access your system’s BIOS and consider disabling XMP settings, as they can sometimes lead to stability issues.
13. Drive Installation Configuration
install the game on the same drive as your operating system and, if applicable, have the Steam client on the same drive as well to promote better communication.
Beta Content Update 16 Nov to Fix Halo Infinite Multiplayer Crashing
- Could not find compatible Graphics Device with at least 4GB of available Dive Memory. If you get this error message, it’s probably because your graphics card is not updated. If you are on a laptop, ensure that the game is using the Nvidia or AMD GPU and not the integrated Intel GPU. Also, ensure that your GPU meets the minimum requirements to play the game. Currently, the game seems to have a bug that affects users of GTX 900 Series cards. If you are on the GTX Series 900, the only hope is a patch or using another GPU.
- Disable the overlays if the Halo Infinite is crashing on startup, especially the Steam overlay, but GeForce and Discord overlays are also known to cause issues with games crashing and freezing.
- For Nvidia users, update the GPU driver to version 496.49.
- For AMD users, download the Radeon™ Software Adrenalin for Halo Infinite.
- Disable Async Compute from Video Settings if you are using the AMD Radeon RX 500 Series GPU.
- Disable Background Recording. To do so, Press Windows Key + I > Gaming > Captures > toggle off Record What Happened on Win 11 and Background Recording on Win 10.
- Disable your antivirus or whitelist the game on your Windows Virus and Threat Protection or your antivirus. Also, allow the game through the Windows Firewall.
- Verifying game files on Steam and uninstalling the HD textures DLC can also fix the problem. If you can’t make it to the Menu or get in-game, go to the Steam’s DLC page for Halo Infinite and uncheck the Multiplayer Hi-Res Textures.
- If there is an issue with the current installation of the Visual C++ Redistributable, the game will crash and have a poor performance. Reinstall the Visual C++ Redistributable and the issue may be resolved. You need to download both the x64 and x86 versions. Click on the links to download. They are directly from the Microsoft website, so don’t worry about downloading something malicious. You can copy and paste the links on another tab to see they belong to MS.
- Don’t use the in-game FPS limit to cap the frame rate in the game. Use your GPU’s control panel. For some reason the in-game FPS settings causes the game to stutter and crash. Settings > Video > Maximum Frame Rate: Unlocked
- For uses of the Nvidia GPU, the driver version 472.12 was more stable for playing Halo Infinite. Try to install that and see if that makes a difference.
- If you are playing the game on Windows 11, you could try going back to Windows 10. We have installed Windows 11 and can say that the OS is not at its best state now. One of our readers messaged us on Facebook saying that reverting back to Win 10 fixed their problem.
- If you are running Razer Synapse or MSI Afterburner, close the application completely. Even better, run the game in a clean boot environment so all third-party apps are disabled. The steps are in the linked article.
If the Halo Infinite crashing and won’t start issues are not fixed after all the steps, you should know that the game has a lot of issues with it crashing and the permanent fix can only come from the devs.
That’s all we have for now, but we are working on improving the post so check back soon if you have any of the problems – Halo Infinite crashing at startup or crashing mid-game, stuck on the loading screen, and long load times.